Harry Potter is making a transfer! On Aug. 5, NBCUniversal’s Peacock introduced that each one eight franchise movies shall be out there to stream on the platform starting in October and rolling into 2021. The movies are at the moment streaming on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and have been ever since the streaming service went live in Could. HBO Max subscribers solely want a present HBO subscription or $15 a month to join the platform and so they can dive again into the Wizarding World till the franchise strikes to Peacock in the fall.
The funding was an costly one for WarnerMedia, who had to purchase a three-month window on all of J.Ok. Rowling’s wizarding world movies — together with the two Improbable Beasts and Where to Discover Them films — after Common nabbed unique rights in a 2016 deal. Kevin Reilly, HBO Max’s content material chief, informed Enterprise Insider that taking back the franchise rights was “excessive on our precedence listing” and that there was “energetic engagement round that dialogue.”
As for Potter’s transfer to Peacock, followers will not want a paid subscription to the platform to get their magical repair — the movies may even be out there on the streamer’s free, ad-supported tier. The deal that Common inked with Warner Bros. in 2016 offers them TV and digital rights to the Harry Potter movies, together with Improbable Beasts, from 2018 to 2025, and contains content material for Common theme parks.
“The Harry Potter franchise is beloved by individuals of all ages and represents the caliber of high quality leisure clients can look forward to finding on Peacock,” Frances Manfredi, president of content material acquisition and technique stated in an announcement. “We have constructed a world-class assortment of iconic films and exhibits, and we are going to proceed to broaden the movie library with treasured titles from NBCUniversal and past that can shock and delight Peacock clients time and time once more.”
For now, followers can watch all of Harry’s adventures from Sorcerer’s Stone to the Deathly Hallows two-parter on HBO Max. Then in October, simply in time for Halloween, they’re going to have to go to Peacock for that enchanted thrill.